4 Model T wire wheels FS

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4 Model T wire wheels FS

Post by Plumbob » Mon May 13, 2019 1:33 pm

4 Model T wire wheels for sale. They are either Dayton or Houck wheels that have been mounted onto T hubs. Circumference of wheel is 72 1/2 inches. $300. plus shipping. See attached photos, call 530-343-7590, or email. Bob
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Re: 4 Model T wire wheels FS

Post by TonyB » Mon May 13, 2019 1:52 pm

With a circumference of 72.5” it appears the diameter is 23” which is correct for 3 1/2x30 tires. I suppose they are clincher rims so would fit a commonly available tire. The advert indicates they bolt onto T hubs, I suppose that means wood wheel hubs as they have six mounting holes. That would make them very similar to the modern McClaren hubs. However the McC hubs are a snug on the hub, I wonder how snug these are on regular T hubs?
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Re: 4 Model T wire wheels FS

Post by Plumbob » Mon May 13, 2019 3:43 pm

The wheels have been sold!


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Re: 4 Model T wire wheels FS

Post by Kevin Pharis » Mon May 13, 2019 11:42 pm

The full support ring around the drive lug holes makes these Hayes brand wheels, looks like #4 centers and 23” clincher rims. Not exactly a direct bolt on for a T, but would work if the hubs could be found/made. There was a fella here on the forum years ago that advertised that he was making new hubs for these wheels to fit a T... don’t know if he ever finished the project tho


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Re: 4 Model T wire wheels FS

Post by tman12 » Tue May 14, 2019 10:34 am

A Warning about the use of this type wheel. I am not trying to be a smarty & am not an expert in the field, but as I understand it this type of wheel was designed to be supported at the outer hub (with the center lock cap) as well as the inside! If they are used as someone modified them they will put all the strain only to the inside of the hub & thus can be dangerous to use because the wheel can fail causing dangerous results! Wheels that ARE DESIGHNED to be used this way are made different and are thus safe. This is my understanding of wire wheel construction & design? Thanks John


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Re: 4 Model T wire wheels FS

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Re: 4 Model T wire wheels FS

Post by tman12 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:45 am

Hi To All From Iowa! I tried to get hubs from Alex a long time ago & he evidently decided to give up the project after he finished his set? He did kindly offer to help me if I decided to build my own. There was someone in CA that made excellent new caps years ago as I have 2 sets that came from Ut on 2 of my cars. I have never been able to track the person down because I have some extra hubs. but not caps! Thanks John

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